Windows have played an important role in home design for centuries. Historically, window development focused on the right balance between the benefits of natural light and ventilation and the disadvantages of cold drafts, water leakage, and the extensive maintenance of early window designs.
Traditionally, energy use was minimized by the design and setting of a home related to the environment it was built in. Trees were used to buffer cold winds, or to shade the heat of the summer sun. With the advent of powerful heating and cooling systems in the 1950’s and 60’s, and relatively inexpensive energy, home design strayed from the concerns about energy efficiency.
The energy crisis of the 1970’s created a new generation of manufacturing and construction methods that focused once again on a home’s energy needs. Today, a new standard of energy efficiency is required. The Renewal by Andersen® window replacement process helps meet these new standards with product technology and installation methods that will help solve our environmental and energy challenges while standing up to the test of time.
Always compare whole window performance and not just the individual components. While individual components do contribute to energy efficiency, it’s the whole window performance that’s important.
Renewal by Andersen® windows will help you save money on their window components when discussing energy efficiency. Renewal by Andersen focuses on the big-picture: the whole window performance. We pay particular attention to the window frame and glass- critical components for energy efficiency. We also place enormous significance on complete professional installation, and warrant it in writing- because a good window can only perform well if it’s installed correctly. When you choose Renewal by Andersen window replacement, you will enjoy many years of indoor comfort and energy efficiency with little to no maintenance.